Dettifoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn

Dettifoss Waterfall is thought to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. At 100 m (328 ft) wide and 44 m (131 ft) tall, it is also one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. Part of Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, this natural beauty is on the popular Diamond Circle route. Walk the well-maintained footpaths to find the best viewpoints; walkways next to the waterfall allow you to get quite close. Hear the thunderous sound that this magnificent waterfall makes and feel the ground tremble under your feet. Due to the water's mist reacting with the sun, rainbows often form over the waterfall. Be respectful of any paths that are blocked off; this is most likely due to weather conditions and is for your safety. Before you head to Lake Myvatn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lake Myvatn trip maker site , to make sure you see all that Lake Myvatn has to offer, including Dettifoss Waterfall.
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  • This is a powerful, dynamic waterfall , gushing the highest volumetric rate in Europe. I'd recommend to take the unsealed road on the east side to get right up to the edge of the falls and also to hav...  more »
  • Pure nature, feel the power of water, safe shoe weque and waterproof clothing absolutely necessary
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